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reproach
used in The Fountainhead

24 uses
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Definition
a criticism; or to express criticism — especially where a relationship makes the disapproval result in disappointment or shame
  • "I don't want you to make excuses for me." He said it simply, without reproach.
    3.4 — Part 3 Chapter 4 (45% in)
reproach = criticism
  • He reproached himself silently; he made a determined effort to feel sorry.
    1.2 — Part 1 Chapter 2 (33% in)
  • But he had gone to her again, a week later; she had not reproached him and they had not mentioned her uncle.
    1.5 — Part 1 Chapter 5 (17% in)
  • "You know, Guy," said Keating, in a tone of patronizing reproach, "you shouldn't have run away like that."
    1.10 — Part 1 Chapter 10 (60% in)
  • Mrs. Keating sat under a lamp, mending a slight tear in the lining of Peter's dinner jacket, reproaching him, between questions, for sitting on the floor in his dress trousers and best formal shirt.
    1.12 — Part 1 Chapter 12 (55% in)
  • He paid no attention to the reproaches or the questions.
    1.12 — Part 1 Chapter 12 (55% in)
  • Then she shrugged, and smiled reproachfully at herself, and went back to the work on her desk.
    1.12 — Part 1 Chapter 12 (**% in)
  • I know that you don't want me to succeed—it's all right, I'm not reproaching you, I've always known it—you don't want me ever to reach these things you're offering me.
    1.15 — Part 1 Chapter 15 (57% in)
  • Kiki Holcombe wrinkled her nose in a cute little pout of reproach, but she liked the comparison to aristocracy.
    2.6 — Part 2 Chapter 6 (26% in)
  • He saw his son's eyes looking at him blankly from behind the small glasses; the eyes were not ostentatiously sweet, not reproachful, not malicious; just blank.
    2.9 — Part 2 Chapter 9 (13% in)
  • A society woman wrote an article on the exotic shrines she had seen in her dangerous jungle travels, praised the touching faith of the savages and reproached modern man for cynicism; the Stoddard Temple, she said, was a symptom of softness and decadence; the illustration showed her in breeches, one slim foot on the neck of a dead lion.
    2.12 — Part 2 Chapter 12 (19% in)
  • "Katie," he said softly, reproachfully, "Katie darling."
    2.13 — Part 2 Chapter 13 (60% in)
  • When the name of Gail Wynand became a threat in the publishing world, a group of newspaper owners took him aside—at a city charity affair which all had to attend—and reproached him for what they called his debasement of the public taste.
    3.1 — Part 3 Chapter 1 (68% in)
  • His mother, whose arguments, opinions, reproaches he had never been able to stop, would not say another word about his marriage.
    3.2 — Part 3 Chapter 2 (27% in)
  • He could find no word or gesture for which to reproach her.
    3.2 — Part 3 Chapter 2 (28% in)
  • And Ellsworth—Ellsworth said you're a reproach to every other female shape on earth.
    3.2 — Part 3 Chapter 2 (33% in)
  • She felt no reproach from it.
    3.9 — Part 3 Chapter 9 (44% in)
  • You've reproached me once for causing you to be obvious.
    4.3 — Part 4 Chapter 3 (29% in)
  • Mrs. Keating offered no suggestions, no reproaches.
    4.7 — Part 4 Chapter 7 (21% in)
  • You're so young...Once I reproached you for being too old and serious...Do you remember when you worked for me at Francon's?
    4.8 — Part 4 Chapter 8 (86% in)
  • You're a reproach.
    4.11 — Part 4 Chapter 11 (83% in)
  • I didn't intend to reproach you in any way.
    4.13 — Part 4 Chapter 13 (9% in)
  • It sounded like a reproach.
    4.13 — Part 4 Chapter 13 (21% in)
  • They both smiled, and she knew that there would be no questions, no reproaches.
    4.17 — Part 4 Chapter 17 (85% in)

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